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by Maureen Dowd
Yikes… actually this column is way better than Maureen’s usual standards since she a) is addressing a real problem and b) sticking to vague generalities. I will spare you the terribleness and just give you some of the highlights. Hopefully, she’ll be back in form soon.
When President Bush finished doing his sword dances and Arabian stallion inspections, when he finished making a speech in
Or he came to what was left of home.
Maureen, I know you have trouble distinguishing pop culture from reality, but Cloverfield was just a movie. George of
Why do your job when Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles can do it for you. Actually this might be a substantial improvement: Maureen Dowd, Liveblogs the Cartoons of Tom Toles. I like it. Also… I am not sure one can “enthuse” something, but I kind of get the point.
Wherever he went, W. seemed dazzled by the can-do spirit of the J. Pierrepont Finches of the new
So in that pop culture grab bag of yours was the best analogy you could find here was a reference to a window washer working his way to the top “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”? I mean, “having oil money” is not exactly a Horatio Alger story.
You know you’re in trouble when your
You know you’re in trouble when no one edits columns for the New York Times. Somehow, Maureen’s bad writing just implied that a
So he was a supplicant in
Paul Krugman is no longer necessary, all economic analysis to now be done by Maureen Dowd.
As Warren Buffett has said, we are giving ourselves a party to feed our appetite for oil and imported goods and paying for it by selling off the furniture, our most precious assets.
Unless you are referring to the Warren Buffett who is a 13 year-old partially literate Estonian boy, Warren Buffett did not say that. Although I hear he is particularly fond of his Ektorp chair from Ikea.
Next to the cool, strong euro, the dollar is a comparative runt in the world’s currencies. The weak dollar lets foreigners snap up real estate in
This is seriously a line in an eighth grade essay. Though I guess I like the idea of giving currency personalities. I actually see the Euro as a goatee-wearing socialist with leather pants arguing with the Dollar, who happens to be a recent college graduate “backpacking” through
Maybe if the president had spent the trillion he squandered on his
Do you seriously believe that this president, had he spent a trillion dollars on energy research, would have “broken the oil addiction”? It is incredibly more likely we would have ended up with a trillion dollar report denying the existence of an oil problem and global warming. Actually, one might argue that the Iraq War was absolutely the best Bush administration end game for oil dependency. By driving oil up to a hundred dollars a barrel it’s kind of forcing our hands. This is not to say that Generic Administration X couldn’t have done good with the money, just not this one.
Now it’s a race between
The country is engaged in a fit of nativism and Lou Dobbsism, obsessing about the millions of Mexicans who might be sneaking across the border when billions in foreign money are pouring into Citigroup. You figure out what might be a bigger problem.
The national boundaries that really matter are the financial ones: Who’s going to own the American economy?
Here’s the thing, this is actually a totally interesting question. Is foreign debt a much bigger problem than illegal immigration? Absolutely. Is Maureen going to explain why? Of course not. Seriously, journalism is a major responsibility, especially with so prominent a pulpit, but she adds absolutely NOTHING new to this conversation. The article can be summed up thusly: Passing reference to the mortgage crisis and oil prices, lots of foreign investment in our debt. Bad. Love, Maureen.